PCOD can be reversed Naturally

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From the desk of Dr Nandita Shah

September is PCOS awareness month. Worldwide, PCOS affects 6% to 10% of women; making it the most common endocrine disorder in women of childbearing age.

Polycystic ovary syndrome is diagnosed by a number of symptoms – irregular periods, menstrual pain, facial hair growth, acne and oily skin, weight gain, mood swings. Conclusive evidence may be from hormonal tests and ultrasound scans that show the polycystic ovary. PCOS predisposes one to mood swings, infertility, diabetes, heart disease, migraines and sleep disturbances.

In general our hormones are orchestrated by the pituitary gland. When one hormone goes out of balance other hormones also go out of balance which is why we often get hormonal problems in groups; such as diabetes, PCOD,  hypothyroidism, infertility, et cetera. But this is not natural and there is something that you can do about it. If one can erase so many problems just with simple dietary changes, why not?

SHARAN’s mission is Building a Culture of Health and in order to equip more people to do the same, we conduct two training programs annually. One is ideal for doctors/nutritionists/dieticians to learn how to do plant based consultations and the other one is for trainers who would like to conduct talks, cooking classes & workshops. For details click here.

Dubai based Tejasvi Parekh’s PCOD issues vanished in 3 months!

I have had an on and off relationship with PCOD since over 10 years. High insulin resistance and testosterone levels were my symptoms. During the most recent episode last year, I got quite tired of consuming so much medication, which had its own side effects. That’s when a friend introduced me to SHARAN. I was very skeptical initially since I’ve been a milk and milk products lover. I love having milkshakes, cheese, ice cream, yoghurt, paneer and suddenly it would all be gone!

However, since I was tired of the medicines, I took a consultation and with Madhura Ma’am’s guidance I learnt how to tackle those cravings. Instead of making me refrain from consuming these items, she gave me alternatives that levelled up in taste and had minimal negative effects on my body. I could actually feel the difference and guess what in just 3 months, with absolutely no medication, all my PCOD reports came normal!

I’d say, whatever your doubts may be, just give this lifestyle a try. It may seem hard at first but once you realise that there are alternatives to everything you will barely feel restricted and will relish both food and life in its’ full sense!

Chocolate Brownie 

Mood swings may leave you craving chocolate. Here’s a healthy recipe to satisfy chocoholics. This raw chocolate brownie could actually become your favourite chocolate fix too.


  • 2 cups walnuts
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ tsp unrefined salt
  • 1½ cup soft pitted dates


Process the walnuts in a food processor until coarse and sticky. Add cocoa powder and salt to this mixture. Next, add the dates, a little at a time, and keep blending until it becomes like cake crumbs. Keep adding dates until the mixture sticks together. Transfer to a dish/mould and set to desired shape. Freeze for 1 hour.  Serve chilled.

Serves 3

Food For The Mind


If you love Facebook, then join us to be supported on your plant based journey. We are offering two possibilities

1. SHARAN India is SHARAN’s main Facebook page which you can like and follow for getting useful daily updates and news from the plant based health world. You will also get news about the latest SHARAN events, see testimonials, and more.

2. SHARAN’s Vegan Support Group is an open support group to know more about vegan/plant-based lifestyle. Here you can ask questions and share inspiring stories, tips, recipes, etc.

All our doctors and presenters will be here to answer your questions and give you tips. If you have attended our events join this group to be a part of our family.

Please like the main SHARAN page and join the group(s) applicable to you.

Causes of PCOD

SHARAN recommends a whole food plant based, organic diet because that’s what  our bodies are designed for, and this naturally helps overcome PCOS and PCOD. Whenever we want to get rid of a problem, we should understand and remove the causes of that problem. PCOD and other hormonal diseases are caused by hormonal imbalances which in turn may be caused by the following –

1. Hormones in diet

All animal products including dairy are likely to be high in hormones. Not only do these animals produce hormones like we do, but they are often given more hormones for higher productivity.

2. Hormonal medications

Like steroids, oral contraceptives, and medicines to treat PCOD and infertility are hormones. Although these medicines may control symptoms, they can never solve the problem and may upset the balance even further.

3. Chemicals in the food

Chemicals are hormone disruptors. Make sure that all your food is organic, and avoid packaged and processed food. Avoid the use of plastics and aluminium packaging or cooking materials.

4. Chemicals in personal care products

Medicines, toothpaste, soaps, shampoos, hair dyes, lotions, perfumes, cosmetics, deodorants, hand-sanitizers etc. are all sources of chemicals entering our body.

5. Chemicals in home care products

Air fresheners, mosquito repellents, incense, detergents, fabric softeners, surface cleaners enter our bodies through inhalation or touch.

6. Chemicals in the environment

We can do less about this, but we can avoid polluting it.

7. Lack of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is also a hormone.

8. Fat

Fat holds on to hormones in our body. Therefore it’s important to avoid all foods rich in fat – oil, ghee, butter, as well as all animal products.

9. Lack of Fibre

Fibre helps to clean out the fats. Only unrefined plant foods are rich in fibre.

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This newsletter was compiled by SHARAN Head of Mumbai, Reyna K Rupani, She facilitates the Six Weeks to Health Gain & Weight Loss program and also conducts health talks for schools, groups, corporates and more.

Edited by Deepa Ballal, a freelance writer based in Dubai.

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